CA2416466C - Door frame guard - Google Patents

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CA2416466C
CA2416466C CA 2416466 CA2416466A CA2416466C CA 2416466 C CA2416466 C CA 2416466C CA 2416466 CA2416466 CA 2416466 CA 2416466 A CA2416466 A CA 2416466A CA 2416466 C CA2416466 C CA 2416466C
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Briane L. Hartley
Edwin R. Malacki
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B1/00Border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings; Frames to be rigidly mounted in such openings
    • E06B1/04Frames for doors, windows, or the like to be fixed in openings
    • E06B1/34Coverings, e.g. protecting against weather, for decorative purposes
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F19/00Other details of constructional parts for finishing work on buildings
    • E04F19/02Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves
    • E04F19/026Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves specially adapted for cushioning impacts
    • E04F19/028Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves specially adapted for cushioning impacts used at protruding corners
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S52/00Static structures, e.g. buildings
    • Y10S52/12Temporary protective expedient

Abstract

A removable and reusable door frame guard for installation over and providing temporary protection to door trim attached to a door jamb. The guard includes a relatively rigid elongate upright member of shock absorbing material with an L-shaped cross section for covering adjacent bottom, front and inside portions of a vertical door jamb to be protected, and an expandable clamp means is secured to an upper end of the upright member and dimensioned in position for expanding and thereby engaging a bottom surface of a horizontal door header to hold the upright member in position.

Description

DOOR FRAME =UAn I~ACKOROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates generally to protective covers, and more particularly, to a protective cover especially adapted to cover and guard a portion of a door jamb.
During periods of construction, moving of furniture and/or large equipment during repair, such as, the repair of air conditioning units, door jambs and door trim, and particularly elevator doors with decorative stainless steel trim on the exterior jambs, are subject to damage by equipment and rrtaterials that must pass through the door openings.
Consequently, door guards or protective devices are provided for the lower portions of the door jambs.
However, existing door guards are either too heavy to be tn~ly portable, are inflatable and therefore subject to puncture, do riot have adequate means for securing them to the door jambs or have a securing mechanism which must be left permanently attached to the door jamb thereby leaving unsightly parts remaining on the decorative trim surface.
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1 S The removable and reusable door frame guard of the present lnventiori is dimensioned for installation over and provides temporary protection for door trim attached to a door jamb. The door frame guard of the present invention is particularly suitable for entrance doorways for elevators, but is, of course, usable for other door jambs.
The door frame guard of the present invention is comprised of a relatively rigid elongated upright member of shock absorbing material with an L-shaped cross section for covering adjacent bottom front and inside portions of a vertical door jamb to be protected. In addition, an expandable clamp mechanism is secured to an upper end of the upright member and dimensioned and positioned for expanding and thereby engaging a bottom surface of a horizontal door header to hold the upright member in position.
The upright member is preferably composed of or has a compressible plastic foam core, such as a closed cell polyethylene-polystyrene combination foam in order to provide a resilient member which has memory and will adequately protect the door jamb which it covers.
The expandable clamp mechanism is easily and quickly actuated for engagement or release and is s hand actuated expandable bar clamp which is secured to the upper end of the relatively rigid elongate upright member. A prefcrTed means of securing the clamp mechanism to the upright member is to secure the bar clamp to a plate and in turn secure the plate to the member, such as with glue. A recess may be provided in the upper end of the upright member which is dimensioned to receive this mounting plate. The plate is then glued into the recess permanently.

BRIE ~ DE~~~'~~TION OF THE DItA_WINGS
Other objects and advantages appear hereinafter in the following description and claims, The accompanying drawings show, for the purpose of exempliFtcation, without limiting the invention, certain practical embodiments of the present invention wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the removable and reusable door frame guard of the present invention applied to the door trim on the door jambs of an elevator door opening;
FIG, 2A is a top or end view of the lefthand door frame guard shown in FIG. 1 with the clamp mechanism removed;
FIG. 2B is a left edge view in side elevation of the door frame member shown in FIG.
zA;
FIG. 2C is a front view in elevation of the door frame guard member shown in FIGS.
2A and 2B: and FIG. 3 is an enlarged view in elevation of the clamp mechanism secured to the upper end of the door' frame guard for the right hand side of the door frame guard shown in FIG, 1.

DFTA1I FD DE~CRlpTION OF'~HE PRE ERRED EMBODIM>~NT
Referring first to FIG. 1, the removable and reusable door frame guard is provided in the form of two door frame guards 10 and 11 for installation over and providing temporary protection to door trim 12 and 13 which is decorative stainless steel trim attached to and secured over and made part of door jambs 14 and I5. The vertical door jambs 14 and IS are provided with a horizontal header 16 connecting the upper ends of jambs 14 and 15, In combination they define a door opening for elevator doors 17.
The door frame guards 10 and 11 are mirror images of each other and they include relatively rigid elongate upright members 18 and 19 which have an inter core of compressible plastic foam matErial such as closed cell polyethylene, closed cell polystyrene or preferably a combination closed cell polyethylene-polystyrene foam. This foam core may or may not be provided, as desired, with an outer resilient plastic slGin, These upright elongate members 18 and 19 are thus constructed of light weight and relatively rigid material which has good shock absorbing capabilities and memory in order to return them, to a reasonable degree, to their original dimension when they are impacted and dented. Their L-shaped cross sections are dimensioned for covering adjacent bottom portions of front and inside jamb faces 20 and 21 of the vertical door jambs 13, The door frame guards 10 and 11 of the present invention are further provided with expandable clamp mechanisms 22 which include expandable hand actuated bar clamps 23 secured to plates 24, which plates are in turn secured to the upper ends of relatively rigid elongate upright members 18 and 19. The details of the upright members 1 B and 19 are illustrated in FIGS. 2A, 2B
and ZC, and the details of the clamp mechanism 22 is provided in FIG. 3.
With reference to FIGS, 2A, 213 and 2C, the door frame members 1 S and 19 are provided with a recess 25 which is dimensioned to receive plate 24 of clamp mechanism 22. The back of plates 24 is glued to members 18 and 19 in respective recesses 25.
Referring to FIG. 3, the clamp 23 is illustrated in detail.
The clamp 23 of clamp mechanism 22 is basically, in part, a portion of an expandable clamp which is readily available on the market and is sold under the trademark QUIK~GRIP. The clamp is basically a bar type clamp, including vertical bar 26 and clamp actuator body 2'7. Clamp body 27 is bolted to plate 24 with bolts 28. Clamp body 27 is provided with hand grip 29 and actuating trigger :30. When trigger 30 is squeezed upwardly towards hand grip 29. the mechanism actuates to move clamp bar 26 upward in incremental amounts with each squeeze of trigger 30 in order to force horizontal clamp bar 31, which as secured to the upper end of clamp bar 26, upwardly against the under side 32 of header 16. Thus, with upper clamp bar 31.
pressure is applied against the underside 32 of header 16 and the bottom end of the members 1$ or 19 are therefore pressured against the floor surface 33 (FIG. 1) to hold the door frame guards 10 and 11 in place.

When it is desired to remove the door frame guards 10 and 11, release trigger 34 is pushed upwardly and this releases the grip of the clamp on clamp bar 26 and permits clamp bar 26, together with its horizontal clamp bar 31, to fall downwardly and disengage from the underside 32 of header 16. The sliding vertical movement of clamp bar 2b is guided by slide guides 35 and 36,

Claims (9)

1. A removable and reusable door frame guard far installation over and providing temporary protection to door trim attached to a door jamb, comprising:
a relatively rigid elongate upright member of shock absorbing material with an L-shaped cross section for covering adjacent bottom front and inside portions of a vertical door jamb to be protected; and expandable clamp means secured to an upper end of said upright member and dimensioned and positioned for expanding and thereby engaging a bottom surface of a horizontal door header to hold said upright member in position.
2. The door frame guard of claim 1 wherein said upright member includes an inner compressible plastic foam core.
3. The door frame guard of claim 2 wherein said plastic foam core is a closed cell polyethylene-polystyrene combination foam.
4. The door frame guard of claim 1 wherein said expandable clamp means includes a hand actuated expandable bar clamp secured to a plate and said plate in turn secured to said member.
5. The door frame guard of claim 4 including a recess in said upright member dimensioned to receive said plate.
6. The door frame guard of claim 5 wherein said plate is glued to said member in said recess.
7. The door frame guard of claim 6 wherein said upright member includes an inner compressible plastic foam core.
8. The door frame guard of claim 7 wherein said plastic foam core is a closed cell polyethylene-polystyrene combination foam.
9. The door frame guard of claim 1 in combination with a door frame providing two spaced vertical door jambs with a horizontal header connecting upper ends of said jambs, said jambs having front and inside faces to be protected, and a pair of said upright members with said expandable clamp means respectively covering lower portions of said front and inside portions of said door jambs with said clamp means engaging a bottom surface of said header.
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